I suppose I should have tried to blog Thanksgiving, but I never
seem to be able to get it together enough to take pictures of
everything on the actual day. Oh, well. If you want a good vegetarian
stuffing recipe, we used this
one and everyone thought it was very tasty. We also made some cinnamon
candied walnuts for pre-dinner snacking from my own recipe, which you
can find here. For a soup course, Jason made minestrone -- I haven't documented his exact recipe yet, but it's based on this
one from the New York Times. He doesn't add corn (not in season), he
adds more tomato, and he recommends making the soup ahead of time,
which both improves the flavor and allows you to skim off excess fat
The best thing about Thanksgiving, aside from the gravy (oh, how I love good gravy) was the fact that my sister was able to join us this year. Last year, my parents came up from southern California, and my brother came down from the city, but Emily was stuck because of her job. This year, she got a few days off, and so we were all able to hang out together for the first time in a while. Emily and I are both in the midst of some furious holiday knitting, and while she was up here we both cast on for the same socks -- the Waving Lace sock pattern (here's the Ravelry link) which can be found either in the Spring 2004 issue of Interweave Knits, or in the IK "Favorite Socks" book.
I wish I'd taken a picture of Emily's sock for comparison. I'm using Sundara Yarn, the "Ivy" colorway, and she's using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in "Denim." They're both semisolid hand-dyed yarns, but hers is a smoother multi-ply, whereas mine is a two-ply. It makes a surprising amount of difference in the look of the pattern; hers definitely has more definition. Either way, they'll make nice holiday gifts. Don't you think this Ivy color is festive?